Yes, you too can obtain the publishing rights to the Mary Kate & Ashley game of your choice.
Remember Acclaim? One of the game industry's biggest publishers during the late 80s and early 90s went bankrupt last year, then was auctioned off and pretty much forgotten about.
Well, Acclaim still has some assets up for grabs. The publishing rights to over 200 games, some as old as 12 years old, are on the auctioning block. Old game titles from the likes of The Simpsons, Bust A Move, Double Dragon, Extreme-G, Re-Volt, and Smash TV will go to the highest bidder. The auction seems to only be for the rights to publish the original games, and not necessarily the licenses that go with them.
The results of this auction may be of interest for those looking forward to Nintendo's Virtual Console feature on the Revolution. Since Acclaim no longer exists, there's no way they can offer all of their old games for download. Whomever walks away as the winning bidder for the Double Dragon games, for instance, will be able to offer it and reap the profits it generates.
Notable offers as of the time of this report include $25,000 for Mr. Domino, $40,000 for the two Re-Volt games, and $75,000 for the four Extreme-G games. To see the rest of the games up for auction, click here.